18th Annual Midwinter Product Showcase

The Midwinter Product Showcase highlights products that will be featured at the Chicago Dental Society's 148th Midwinter Meeting. If you can't make it to the show, it's not a problem. Dentistry Today will be conducting a blog during the Midwinter Meeting. Starting Thursday, February 21 and going through Saturday, February 23.
To stay up to date on the happenings, visit dentistrytoday.com/live-blog.


The Tru-Align x-ray positioning system is a rectangular x-ray collimator that enables and confirms perfect alignment with the sensor or film. This eliminates cone cuts and the need for retakes and produces a clearer x-ray image. It conforms to the ALARA principle by reducing scatter radiation up to 90%. For more information, call (800) 331-1984 or visit healthfirst.com.


CLEANING PASTE - Ivoclar Vivadent

You can achieve drastically higher bond strength by cleaning your restoration with Ivoclean. Studies show that water and phosphoric acid do not adequately clean contact surfaces to establish a sound bond between the restoration and the tooth. The universal Ivoclean paste effectively cleans the bonding surfaces of dental restorations after intraoral try-in. For more information, call (800) 533-6825, visit ivoclarvivadent.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


ISOLATION SYSTEM - Isolite Systems

Isolite and Isodry dental isolation systems give you control of the oral environment, improving patient management, controlling moisture and oral humidity, increasing visibility, and eliminating sources of contamination. Innovative Isolite mouthpieces are the key to the systems and are designed to fit a wide range of patients so that you can have quick, reliable isolation for every patient and for every procedure. For more information, call (800) 560-6066 or visit isolitesystems.com.



The Endoring FileCaddy organizer provides a unique bulk storage solution for all endodontic files. The clinician places multiple files securely into the special foam insert, closes the lid, and steam autoclaves the entire Endoring FileCaddy organizer. Single-handed operation allows easy opening of the protective lid to access the processed files chairside. For more information, call (800) 752-2812.


HANDPIECE - Johnson-Promident

The Clear Advantage handpiece offers the same design, performance, and warranty as the original for about half the price. It has a lightweight, ergonomic design for better positioning and reduced fatigue, and its smooth 360° swivel provides better comfort and access. For more information, call (800) 210-8945 or visit johnsonpromident.com.



SonicFill is the only sonic-activated, single-step bulk fill composite system for posterior restorations. Sonic activation enables a rapid flow of composite into the cavity for effortless placement and superior adaptation. Nonsticky handling makes contouring of occlusal anatomy fast and easy—greatly reducing procedure time. For more information, call (877) 685-1484.



Really Wide Implants are designed for immediate placement in molar extraction sockets. The implants are provided in 6.5- and 8-mm diameters and 6-, 8-, and 10-mm lengths. Now, with implants ranging in diameter from 2.5 to 8 mm, the KAT System can serve all clinical needs with a single surgical/restorative kit. For more information, call (877) 528-7978 or visit katimplants.com.



Recent advancements by whitening science expert Dr. Rod Kurthy have made the KöR Whitening system fast, easy, and very economical. The new dual-activated, Tri-Barrel Hydremide Peroxide formulation achieves predictable, permanent whitening results for any patient type thanks to its foundation in science and logic. KöR Whitening is also the only whitening company in the world to offer a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee. For more information, call (866) 763-7753.


ALIGNER MATERIAL - MicroDental Laboratories

ZEUS Full Contour Zirconia Restoratives are a strong alternative to PFM and full-metal restorations. These restoratives offer aesthetic advantages over full metals and are more resilient to fracture or delamination than PFMs. They are highly biocompatible and are not affected by fluctuations in alloy prices. ZEUS Restoratives are available in 3 tiers of products. For more information, call (800) 229-0936.



Microbrush applicators are specially designed for precise application of controlled amounts of ma-terial in hard-to-reach areas. Their design features stiff applicator heads in 3 sizes that allow for scrubbing, reliable fibers that resist the harsh dental materials, and a strong bendable portion. They are ideal for applying cements, etchants, sealants, bonding agents, hemostatic solutions, and conditioners. For more information, call (866) 866-8998 or visit microbrush.com.


OBTURATION SYSTEM - Obtura Spartan Endodontics

The Obtura MaxPack, Obtura Spartan Endodontics’ newest heat source, represents the latest technology for gutta-percha compaction. This product has the ability to remove excess gutta-percha during lateral condensation techniques, create an endodontic post space, or compact gutta-percha for warm gutta-percha injection techniques. For more information, call (800) 344-1321 or visit obtura.com.


ORAL SHIELD - Richmond Dental

Reflective Shields Plus is designed for maximum absorbency without expansion, optimal illumination of the oral cavity, patient comfort, and ease of use when performing procedures such as sealants, composite fillings, crown preps, and restorations. It absorbs 2 times faster than competitors’ products while holding 30% more fluid and will not swell in the mouth when saturated, therefore providing a dry field without compromising the work area. For more information, visit the Web site richmonddental.net.



XV1 is the world’s first wireless loupe and headlight in one. This new innovation seamlessly combines Orascoptic’s award-winning loupes with the award-winning headlight. It features a lightweight and completely cableless design. By removing the heavy and bulky beltpacks of past headlights, it has been ergonomically designed for comfort, function, and style. You can deliver superior procedural outcomes with greater ease. For more information, call (800) 369-3698 or visit orascoptic.com.



With the new Hader Alignment Housings, dental professionals now have a choice between the popular Horix/Hader thin housings and the new knurled Hader Alignment Housings. The alignment groove on top of the alignment housings provide an easy way to maintain clip alignment, assures that the clips have not rotated prior to processing, and maintains a parallel path of insertion/draw. For more information, call (800) 232-7732 or visit preat.com.


DIAMOND BURS - Premier Dental Products

Highly rated Two Striper ZTECH diamonds feature proprietary diamond grit and P.B.S. bonding to quickly and safely cut or adjust tougher ceramics like lithium disilicate and zirconia. You can experience smooth cutting over multiple uses with no sparking or ceramic chipping. The diamonds are available from your favorite dealer in 5 FG shapes and 2 HP lab shapes. For more information, call (610) 239-6000.


COLD SORE BANDAGE - Quantum Health

The Lip Clear Invisible Bandage is a clear, hydrocolloid bandage that is applied directly to a cold sore. It adheres easily, protects the sore from irritants and contaminants, helps conceal the sore (when used with makeup), and promotes fast blister healing. For more information, call (800) 448-1448 or visit the Web site quantumhealthpro.com.



The STATIM G4 is the same renowned and trusted autoclave it has been for more than 20 years but now boasts a new contemporary look and connectivity that is the first of its kind. The G4 technology will change the way you interact by providing a direct channel of communication through the Internet to you or anyone you desire. For more information, call (800) 572-1211 or visit scicanusa.com.



This Short Term Ortho System offers a conservative and cosmetic approach to treating adult patients with crooked or misaligned teeth. The system utilizes clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, and treatment times are just 6 months on average. The system is suitable for general practitioners. No orthodontic experience is required. For more information, visit sixmonthsmiles.com.


DENTAL FLOSS - Sunstar Americas

G•U•M EasyThread Floss makes flossing around braces, bridges, and implants easy. Dual-ended threader sections are designed with the ideal stiffness to easily navigate hard-to-reach places without irritating the gums. It features hygienic packaging to reduce tangles and waste, and it’s available in convenient rewindable dispensers of 50 uses for in-office use and sample packs of 5 strands for patient at-home trials. For more information, call (800) 528-8537.


DENTAL WEB SITE DESIGNER - Sesame Communications

It only takes 90 seconds for a patient to decide if he or she will contact the practice. A groundbreaking research study has uncovered the 25 factors in a Web site that prospective patients consider when choosing a practice online. You can market your practice with an effective Sesame Patient Appeal Rated Web site so prospective patients choose you. For more information, call (866) 600-4979 or visit sesamecommunications.com.


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